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damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allegedly hacked her cell phone to gain an edge on that story. actor hugh grant who is both a vocal critic of murdoch and a frequent target of him explains why all of us in the u.s. should even care. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media with fox news and the fox station and 20th century fox pictures and et cetera. and some of your newspapers. i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media and i think, you know, when you hear some of new allegations about who the "news of the world" was phone hacking and may include, i stress it's allegations at this stage, some of the 9/11 victims, while i don't know, that may strike a chord with americans. >> the heartless details of the milly dowler case is worth receipt be. murdoch news organizations is accused of hacking her cell phone. the tabloid then reportedly deleted messages so her mailbox could keep providing new material to print for six gr
civilians. we have news evidence which says that's wrong. good evening is britain's biggest and most important police force merely inexcept or corrupt or possibly both? you can forgive people for wondering. public confidence in the police is said to be rocking after two high-profile resignation. the met police chief admitting he took a free stay at a health spa, a botched initial investigation into phone-hacking and tonight the revelation that a former senior executive at "the news of the world" was working for the met at the same time. how far wan we trust the yard and the people who run it. here is richard watson. >> reporters would meet some of the met's most senior officers in this wine bar a stone's throw from east scotland yard. they were were told on drinking materials. something which made other police officers deeply uncomfortable. but the latest he revelations in this fast who have moving story appear to show relationships went even deeper than this. they will always want to serving police officers for information. iters part of the job some police though it is all about de
to show you their coverage. caller: i appreciate that. it exposes us to what is going on in britain, which i think affects us here. we have rupert murdoch controls news of but -- "news of the world," and he controls "wall street journal." it seems to me since he took over "wall street journal," it has kind of slanted, not doing the reporting that it used to do. the other issue i wanted to bring up and i'm wondering if down the road you can do the programming on it, i read that eric cantor in his investment portfolio is betting against the dollar. i don't understand, if you could do research and have somebody do a program about that. if the second highest ranking person in the house, how could you be betting against the dollar in your investment portfolio? i know his wife works for bank of america. but this is crazy. if you guys can look into that and maybe do a program -- and on the 14th amendment, and maybe invite someone to explain to us how the 14th amendment and the 11th amendment, so we can -- mostly i get my information from c-span and if you guys could go back to giving us informati
reigning in the indefensible and criminal on occasion behavior of some members of the press in britain and i think this is true around the world. so retaining the freedoms which are not enshrined in the british institution in the way they are in the american institution. host: here is prime minister camera address and what will be looked into when it comes to how the media does its business. >> i think the problem here is that is not a paper about the practices. what needs to change is not the name of the newspaper, the title come or the letter had. what needs to change are the practices that go on and make sure they are all legal and properly managed. that is the challenge. it is not for me to say what papers remain open and close, but it is for me to set up the processes, these inquiries to make sure we learn lessons in these things did not happen again. host: mr. edgecliffe-johnson, anything you'd like to add to that? guest: he said that it is important for the media to be able to speak truth to power, but it is also important for those in power to feel like they can seek truth in t
, male gland voters -- male land owners. only a loan -- the nobility and great britain had a voice in parliament. and the democracy that have gone on in great britain largely from our example. so that they have representative government in bright -- great mac britain announces such an extent that the house of lords has almost no sway at all. that is learning from their american cousins. host: let us get a response from our guest, karlyn bowman. guest: america has been a beacon to the world and so many ways. americans, when they are asked about democracy promotion, that are skeptical that -- that we know enough to do it a broad and skeptical of the result but certainly they believe the world would be a safer and better place if there were more democracies. i did the caller is also correct that the military, as he said, is very differently regarded ban after vietnam. somebody like david petreaus is one of the most popular people in american life. i think that speaks to the kind of sacrifices he has main, that all those people in the military are making. host: yet those in congress gr
mentioned and britain's parliament in summer recess until september 5. it may seem as if the drama's over here at least, but far from it. the government has widened its investigation of news international, rupert murdoch's group in the uk, to include other broadcasters and social media and also other newspapers. now prime minister cameron said police should follow every trail and they would have his complete support. one key target of the investigation here, the wider investigation is going to be the bbc. politicians have long had the bbc in their sights, saying it's too big, too powerful. sounds familiar, just like murdoch's empire. they have attacked the bbc from the left and the right. but every cloud has a silver lining here. after murdoch closed his newspaper, "news of the world," the source of his current troubles, "the sunday mirror" increased its circulation by 50%. >> martin fletcher, thanks for staying on top of it for us. >>> police find a big clue this morning in the disappearance of a missing mom from north carolina. >>> plus, the end of an era after the space shuttle "atlant
as additional pressure has been brought. >> reporter: britain is the third nato member to recognize the libyan rebels known as the transitional national council. britain is expelling libya's representatives from the embassy in landon. but the rebels say they would be okay if libyan president qaddafi remains in libya. more salt in the wound for nato. the pan am 103 lockerbie bomber appeared at a pro qaddafi rally tuesday. he like qaddafi appeared to still be standing. is there not much talk about this libyan war from the white house, or from the pentagon. about it many important to remember that u.s. taxpayers pay 3/4 of nato's operating costs for this mission and other nato missions. martha? >martha: thank you very much for the update. you may have heard. white house spokesman jay carney warning again that they are now just 6 days until the federal government starts to run short of cash. we have competing bills in congress as both sides try to make this issue their own way. so how is this getting across to the public? spoathe -- to the public? pollster frank luntz joins me. >> it's not getting
-war britain yts. and a professor looks at the issues of civil rights in the early 199 's. get the complete weekend schedule at c-span.org/history. this weekend on c-span -- live from salt lake city, the nation's governors look at the lessons of 9/11, and the featured speaker, thomas friedman, talks competitiveness and the economy. look for live coverage saturday at 5:30 eastern and sunday at 1:30 eastern. the national governors association, this weekend online on c-span radio and on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: on your screen is congressman john carter, republicans of texas, and as i mentioned before the break, he is a member of the house appropriations committee and also serves as secretary leadership position to the republican conference in the house. well, there's a headline, congressman, on politico, panicky hill scramble for deal. are you feeling a sense of panic about the situation? guest: there's a lot of tension. you can't deny the tension that is everywhere. a lot of the debate is taking place behind closed doors. many people are wondering what's going on. they
of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need aboat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly crash that made national headlines. a woman who police say was drunk and high killed herself, her daughter, thre
will it be, as far as i know. the scandal unfolding in great britain right now is interesting. it is upsetting to the extent that people had their personal voice mails listened to end in some cases the leaded. that is over the top. on the other hand, i have to say that a lot of the outrage seems politically motivated. virtually everyone in the press is liberal and they hate him because he is conservative. he is also resented for taking over a lot of companies. i would say that the violations of privacy that apparently took place, as a libertarian i am upset by that, pale in comparison to the ones that take place every day conducted by the u.s. government. who can look into your e-mail, telephone conversations, checking accounts, and no one says anything about it because it is done under the federal rubric of the war on terror. the rest of us sit by and allow it. we should not. if you are offended by what happens in great britain, you ought to be every bit or more offended by your government, which you are paying for, against your will in some cases, is doing the same thing. ho
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
evidence that says it is wrong. >> host: good evening is britain's biggest and most police force incompetent or corrupt or both? public confidence in the police is rocking after two high-profile resignations and he admits he took some day o working for the mad at the same time reporters if they were only on unthinking terms of made other officers deeply uncomfortable but the. but always it did tangs have lower it is about judgment and but here they're used to be regular meetings between news of the world journalist and stephen sin and john yates to discuss the stories of nine told the relationship was incredibly close. >> of former commissioner met with the executive 18 times in four years but tonight it seems it was much closer than this. >> is there any element of the relationship between the police and the news of the world? that stop them from pursuing the hacking? >> the man in 2009 who decided not to open an after reviewing 11,000 pages of evidence commander pressure two mou resign in today was threatened with suspension so he jumped. >> we are truly accountable. those who
murdoch's memorable day of testimony, britain's prime minister was verbally hammered in parliament as lawmakers demand answers about his connections to that ongoing phone-hacking scandal. the ripple -- it's every part of life. law enforcement, politics, media, everyone's ensnared in this thing. >> it does seem like there's a lot of favors, a lot of the behind the scenes money passing hands which is why this scandal continues to spread, of course. >> very cozy relationships. >> indeed, that's true. >>> also coming up later this half hour in our "morning papers," a special and personal announcement for our viewers so be sure to stay tuned for that, we'll let you know what's going on behind the scenes. >> we've had several personal announcements on the show. so one more today. we'll get to that the end of the half hour. >>> but we begin with the dangerous heat that has trapped millions of americans in a week-long steam bath. >> we're talking about the sweltering heat wave that is now covering a huge area from texas to georgia. and also from minnesota to maine. abc's t.j. winick has th
of our nation's $14 trillion debt. not only from china but from great britain, saudi arabia and other places as well. admiral mullen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff have called the national can he tell the single biggest threat to our national security. and for the first time in modern history last year's congress passed no budget, no fundamental blueprint for federal spending and no final decision on spending levels through the appropriations process for the entire fiscal year. we've been operating under a series of continuing resolutions which has led to uncertainty as to federal levels of spending and as to tax rates which in turn has led to a lack of hiring in the private sector with an unemployment rate of 9.2% which in turn has led to less revenues in federal coffers, a vicious cycle that cannot continue. any agreement to president obama's request to increase our borrowing limit should include a real plan to bring our fiscal house in order and reduce the nation's unsustainably high levels of federal spending, of debt and deficits. this should include substantial reduc
made -- britain is that the supreme court has made it clear the ability to raise and spend money is really a first amendment right and that is -- doesn't mean that you can't have some constraints, but i think they've made very clear and rulings throughout the last 34 years that you cannot put constraints on the ability to go out, talk about politics, run your campaign. now, one development has been that a lot of candidates now do supposedly testing the waters, you know, they start running for president within days, it seems, after the last election. and what happens is they have gotten very coy about when they actually form their presidential campaign exploratory committee. they actually test the waters before they actually test the waters. and it does make -- you have this feeling of the perpetual campaign. but given our court system, given our -- the way that campaign finance and laws have been interpreted by this court over the years, i don't think there's really any constitutional way to say you cannot raise money and start competing. and the reason that people start running
objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> on july fourth, we celebrated our independence from britain. mr. hensarling: my constituents want to know when we're going to celebrate independence from borrowed money. and the other thing they want is more jobs. the president doesn't seem to get this. if his reckless spending and class warfare rhetoric created jobs, we would be the most highly employed country in the history of man kind. instead we are mired in the most sustained unemployment under his policies sips the great depression. we have a plan. make the tax code fairer, flatter, simpler. stop the president's job-crushing tax increases and end the dumb regulations that prevent jobs in america. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from vermont rise? mr. welch: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. welch: we face a debate about raising the debt limit not because we want to but because we have an obligation to pay our bills. the ma
you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in the british press over the last 24 hours claiming that brown's personal information has been relentlessly pursued for the last decade. a scandal that started with just one of rupert murdoch's tabloids is spreading. now two more of the media mogae gu mogul's newspapers "the sun" and "the tusun times." an adviser to gordon brown said in 2006, the editor on "the sun" paper and "news of the world" contacted the browns saying that they knew their newborn son had cystic fibrosis and it was going to print the story. gordon brown spoke
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